Major Home Improvement Magazine Praises DMT Magna-Disc™ System
Extreme How-To Puts Product to the Test
Marlborough, MA Extreme How-To Online Media Director and Editor Hal Jones, recently extolled the virtues of the DMT Dia-Sharp® Magna-Disc™ System. Bring Old Woodworking Tools Back to Life: The Magna-Disc System by DMT details how Jones used the system to resurrect an old chisel he had relegated to scraping paint. Photographs document the stages of the process from the original condition of the chisel through to the final results.
Jones describes a chisel in a complete disrepair—covered by grout and caulk, and with "several deep gouges in the working part of the blade." He wanted to find out if, by using the Magna-Disc System with his Work Sharp 3000, he could restore the tool to the same sharpness as his other woodworking chisels. And much to his delight, it worked!
"By adding the DMT Magna-Disc System, you can add versatility to your Work Sharp system," Jones writes. "The diamond disc lasts longer and less heat is generated by the diamonds than by silica and paper systems. By progressing to the diamond paste step, you can truly hone your fine cutting tools. In fact, long before I reached the honing stage, I could already shave hair from my arm with very little pressure."
So, what is the Magna-Disc System exactly? This ingenious and landmark product brings diamond sharpening and honing capabilities to Work Sharp machine models WS2000 and WS3000 with improved strength, ease of use and safety all leading to unrivaled results. The key advantages are:
Longer lasting: more than 50 to 1 over paper abrasive discs
Faster and easier grit change: 15 seconds versus 2 minutes for paper abrasive discs
Heat damage protection: maintain constant tool contact without fear of ruining tool temper from overheating
The Magna-Disc Sharpening Kit (MSRP $97.84) comes with a coarse (45 micron) diamond disc to quickly sharpen a neglected edge and a fine (25 micron) diamond disc to put a keen edge on a maintained tool. The Magna-Disc Honing Kit (MSRP $77.24) features an extra-fine (9 micron) diamond disc to polish and refine to a razor edge, and a cloth disc to be used with the diamond paste (3 micron) for glossy polish edge refinement.
According to its website, “Extreme How-To provides the latest information on tools, techniques and home-improvement technology for the extreme handyman. From residential and remodeling contractors to homeowners and do-it-yourselfers, our readers are serious about tackling a wide range of home-remodeling, landscaping and automotive jobs.”